Monthly Archives: November 2015

Heating and Cooling

INTRODUCTION Stressed populations in post-disaster, post-war and/or impoverished situations will likely need to protect themselves from harsh weather conditions, especially if their homes have been destroyed. Heat strokes and hypothermia often kill more people than the actual earthquake, hurricane, or … Continue reading

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Lighting

INTRODUCTION Sources of light can be vitally important in an emergency and a flashlight (aka torch) is often at the top of the list for supplies in disaster preparedness packs. A source of light is also very valuable for those … Continue reading

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Lightening

INTRODUCTION Sources of light can be vitally important in an emergency and a flashlight (aka torch) is often at the top of the list for supplies in disaster preparedness packs. A source of light is also very valuable for those … Continue reading

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Integrated Cooking

INTRODUCTION Food supply often represents the largest component of aid to stressed populations in post-disaster, post-conflict and generally impoverished situations. It is therefore important that it is properly usable. One crucial aspect of this is through the provision of sustainable … Continue reading

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Shelter

INTRODUCTION Whether in post-disaster, post-conflict or general conditions of impoverishment, shelter is one of the most basic human needs. That said, determining data requirements can be daunting. Each environment requires a combination of shelter options to provide housing that serves … Continue reading

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Power

INTRODUCTION Stressed populations in post-disaster, post-war and/or impoverished situations will likely experience a disruption in electric power. In many instances the infrastructure will be severely damaged, and alternative electrical power sources will be needed until the system can be restored. … Continue reading

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Sanitation

INTRODUCTION A lack of sanitation services can quickly spread disease in refugee camps and under-developed communities. Alternatively, with proper sanitation technology, residents have more healthful living standards, increasing well-being, quality of life and the community‚Äôs social and economic development. KEY … Continue reading

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Water

INTRODUCTION Clean water is essential to human survival in all environments. This is especially true for stressed populations in post-disaster, post-war, and/or impoverished situations. Since lack of water is one of the principal causes of death among refugee populations and … Continue reading

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